Joanna Briggs Institute links with global partner

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The University of Adelaide's internationally-renowned Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) has signed an exclusive partnership with one of the world's leading providers of health products and services, Wolters Kluwer Health.

JBI, a global leader in evidence-based healthcare, will provide exclusive online access of its resources and information to the Netherlands-based company, which maintains operations in 35 countries.

Under the agreement, JBI will deliver the latest advances in evidence-based practice to Wolters Kluwer Health's global customers in the medical, nursing and allied health fields.

The Joanna Briggs Institute is an international not-for-profit research and development operation within the University of Adelaide's Faculty of Heath Sciences.

It collaborates internationally with more than 60 entities and groups located across the world, providing content and user tools which enable healthcare providers to access, appraise, and use evidence-based information in clinical decision-making processes.

JBI Executive Director Professor Alan Pearson said the partnership with Wolters Kluwer Health would enable them to reach more healthcare professionals than ever before.

"It will accelerate and strengthen the growth of our core content and tools delivered to our current and future members," Professor Pearson said. "We have major plans for the addition of new, previously unpublished resources so that our customers have access to the best available international evidence."

"The JBI approach to evidence-based healthcare is unique. It considers research, the context in which care is delivered, individual client preferences and professional judgement in helping to inform clinical decision making processes," Professor Pearson said.

The President and CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research, Karen Abramson, said the partnership was the first step in a deeper, long-term collaboration with JBI.

"The Joanna Briggs Institute is the acknowledged leader in translational research in clinical care and therapeutics, including the creation of systematic reviews, evidence summaries and the tools needed to embed these into health processes. We are delighted to be partnering with them," she said.

The Joanna Briggs Institute was established in 1996, originally based in the Royal Adelaide Hospital and named after the hospital's first matron. It became a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Adelaide in May 2010.


Contact Details

Professor Alan Pearson
Head, School of Translational Health Science
and Executive Director, Joanna Briggs Institute
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6157
Mobile: 0408 727 624

Mr David Ellis
Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Relations
External Relations
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 5414
Mobile: +61 (0)421 612 762